Course Data project

A JISC funded project aimed at improving course-related data at Sussex University

Archive for October, 2012

3. KIS – Technical Design Doc



KIS Extract and data population Technical Design document Purpose This document covers the software developed to provide the facility to extract the required data for the KIS data set return, allow user review and amendment and the generation of the XML format file for upload to HESA. Background The KIS collection (C12061) is a new […]

2. Course Data Synch and KIS



The Course data project includes  both the Course Data Synchronisation and KIS work packages which have been delivered under a programme of work for Stage 2.  Below is an update from those involved in the delivery this key work. Course Data Synch – (Course and Module Design Tool) For information, we have had some terminology […]

New features of Java EE 6 used in this project (part 2)



As mentioned in my last post, the XCRI-CAP project has allowed us to use many of the new features of Java EE 6. One of the new features we’ve been able to implement is the RESTful web service support via JAX-RS.  Previously we have implemented JAX-WS web services by turning EJB Session beans into web […]

New features of Java EE 6 used in this project (part 1)



The XCRI-CAP project has given us the perfect reason to implement some of the new features of Java EE 6. Glassfish application server 3 is one of the first fully compliant Java EE 6 application servers. I’d like to mention some of the features I’ve made use of. The first is the new scheduling feature […]

1. Course Data stage 2 – Project Update



Hi …  I’m Jane Major, project managing the  Course Data Stage 2 work.  I’ve worked as a PM for about 6 years at Sussex and this is my first JISC project.  So … some retrospective blogging.  Having taking on the project at the 2nd stage, it was a matter of catching up on what it […]

developer progress



I have so far developed the process for producing the XCRI-CAP feed. The application runs overnight to populate a separate set of tables for the XCRI-CAP datasource and then creates the main XCRI-CAP file. This has been validated using the JISC validator tool ( ) and passes with some warnings (largely on missing abstracts and […]